Cornwall Conversations: Build Back Greener

We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the popular Cornwall Conversations from Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.

Date & Time 22 January 2021

Location Online

After 2020 we all know how unpredictable our world can be and we have all realised how important our communities and environment are. So this session got the conversation going in 2021 as attendees joined us and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce for the first Cornwall Conversations of the year.

Cornwall Conversations is designed to keep you and your business updated with the latest hot topics in Cornwall. This session's topic was Build Back Greener.


  • 10:00am: Introduction and opening
  • 10:15am: FootAnstey- Chris Pritchett, Head of Energy and Mobility team
  • 10:25am: Cornish Lithium - Lucy Crane, Senior Geologist at Cornish Lithium
  • 10.35: Eden Geothermal - Tony Bennett, Operations Director, Eden Geothermal Ltd.
  • 10:45am: Q&A
  • 11:00am: Closing remarks - Kim Conchie
  • 11.15: Finish


Tony Bennett, Eden Geothermal

Guest Speaker

Tony is a mining engineer, with a wide knowledge of the geology and mining in Cornwall. Between 1980 and 1991 Tony worked as Drilling Support Engineer during the drilling of the three 2,000 – 2,500 m deep wells in the Carnmenellis Granite at the Camborne School of Mines Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Project. After this he became Technical Engineer involved with various aspects of creating, developing, testing and remediating the demonstration EGS reservoirs; latterly assisted with the feasibility assessment for a 6km deep system. Subsequently he worked for a mining consultancy based in Cornwall until joining EGS Energy in 2010 as Operations Manager, becoming an Executive Director in 2013. Since 2017, Tony has also worked on the United Downs Deep Geothermal Project.

Lucy Crane, Cornish Lithium

Guest Speaker

Lucy Crane is currently a Senior Geologist at Cornish Lithium and heavily involved the Company’s Business Development and expansion. Lucy is a strong advocate for the standardisation of sustainable and responsible practices in mining, promoting these actions to the wider public, and is passionate about making the industry a more diverse place to work. She has been on the committee for Young Mining Professionals London since its inception, and also sits on the Executive committee for Women in Mining UK. She did a 2019 TEDx talk on ‘Mining our way to a low carbon future’ which has been well received. She holds a degree in Earth Sciences from Oxford University, and a Masters in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines.Lucy will be discussing ‘Lithium and the Energy Transition’ – the role that minerals are playing as we move to a decarbonised economy, and the potential to extract lithium in Cornwall with a focus on Cornish Lithium’s exploration so far.

If you have any queries regarding this event, or upcoming Cornwall chamber events, please email Naomi Copperwait, Events Executive at Cornwall Chamber - [email protected]